If you are familiar with the previous series, I am sure you fell in love with the huge family like I did.
She is a go to author for me when I need a fix of historical romance.
Tracy Cooper-Posey takes us into the staid yet surprisingly bawdy Victorian Era where appearance is everything and secrets are held inside the family.
In America, she met an Indian called River.
Sadie travelled to America when she was nineteen, leaving behind her great family, to learn more about her real parents and how they died. While traveling in the Columbia River territories, her party is attacked by Indians and saved by a different tribe. Among them is the brave she comes to know as River.
Sadie learns that not only is River an Englishman, he is the son of the Duke of Caldwell. When his family learns he survived his parents’ death when he was an infant, River faces a choice: Leave Sadie and his tribe behind, or let the people of Caldwell suffer at the hands of his indifferent and selfish uncle…
This book is the thirteenth and final book in the Scandalous Scions series, bringing together the members of three great families, to love and play under the gaze of the Victorian era’s moralistic, straight-laced society.
This story is part of the Scandalous Scions series:
0.5 Rose of Ebony
1.0 Soul of Sin
2.0 Valor of Love
3.0 Marriage of Lies
4.0 Mask of Nobility
5.0 Law of Attraction
6.0 Veil of Honor
7.0 Season of Denial
8.0 Rules of Engagement
9.0 Degree of Solitude
10.0 Ashes of Pride
11.0 Risk of Ruin
12.0 Year of Folly
13.0 Queen of Hearts
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Wow and wow!! This book is fabulous!! I know I have said it before, but this is my favourite book in the series! This is truelly an epic end of series tale!!
Tracy shares this beautiful story about Sadie and River. The terrible circumstances under which they met, their idylic bliss and the burden of duty and it's consequences. The plot is stunning with it's slowly unfolding tidbits, resolving the mystery and the unexpected twists and turns that shoots the reader to the edge of their seat.
I enjoyed this book tremendously! The action is fast paced and terrifying and the romance is hot, sweet and sweaty. The story made me smile, cry, experience whiplash during a schocking twist and share elated joy with the memorable characters, that will stay with me forever. I strongly recommend reading the series in order. I am pleased to report that this book has a wonderfully happy ending.
Well done Tracy on a magnificent story and end of series! It is truelly superb!!
Sadly, this is the 13th and last in the series but we leave with a romance and adventure that reveals the skill of this prolific writer. Sadie Davies is the adopted now 19 year old daughter of Princess Annalies and Rhys Davies and a member of the Great Family. Wanting to find out about her natural parents she travels to America and takes a wagon train with friends where they are attacked by indians. Fortunately, they are saved by another tribe and Sadie falls in love with River a brave who was found as a baby huddled under his dead parents after an indian attack. Raised an indian he is chosen to learn the white tongue so that the tribe can communicate and learn the ways of the whites. When visitors arrive and inform River that he was the only son of the Duke of Caldwell and that he is needed to return to his estate in order to save it from the cruel mismanagement of his Uncle he does so. The two lovers are apart many years and expect never to see each other again and so marry. But after fifteen years pass and Sadie is again single and now wealthy having acquired a steamship the Queen of Hearts she returns in her ship to Portsmouth, England and to see her family. A reunion occurs happily and then she sees Rowan who also has never lost his love for her. A fascinating tale.
Welcome to the Great Family! A Passionate, loving, extremely loyal, and oftimes scandalous family. From the first page of the first book in this series you are drawn in and held captive right up to the last words of the final chapter of this final book of the series - Queen of Hearts. Queen Of Hearts brings the entire family together for an unforgettable finale. It's emotional, engrossing and so full of passion from beginning to end. Tracy Cooper Posey has brilliantly woven a story that will stay in your heart forever.
When I realized the other identity of River, I thought, “Lord Greystoke meets Jane Porter.” I was wrong. Queen of Hearts deals with the integration of disparate personalities and experiences, more than with the idea of the ‘noble savage’ trapped in the artificial world of European society. The integration also takes place inside each of the main characters, chiefly when they are together. It is beautiful and heart-breaking to observe these two people, who strive to be who they are, whether together or apart, and see them find their way home. This is a very satisfying book, on many levels, and a fitting conclusion to the series.
We have come to know and love this family who does not always follow the precepts of the Ton. Our main characters actually meet, interact, and fall in love in America – I love this glimpse into the somewhat harsh yet delightfully simple life they have there. River was raised by Indians but has a pedigree in England. Sadie discovered she was born in America and wants to discover her roots.
River, in reality Duke of Caldwell, must travel to England to undo mismanagement and take his rightful place to save many families. Years later when Sadie returns to visit family, she endeavors to avoid interaction with him, as he is now married. Society does not work in her favor.
Turns out there is danger and intrigue currently and, in the past, which needs to be resolved. A touching and emotional journey for these wonderful characters.
This broad series of books sadly ends with this 13th book. Only sadly because this big broad family has become so familiar to me and I loved revisiting them with each new book. Here we have Sadie who has been in America for years suddenly return and that is when the surprises begin to unfold. The ending is a great welcome surprise. I for one say thank you to Tracy Cooper-Posey for taking me on a great sweeping journey with these great families she has imagined so well.
A gripping story with detailed immersion in the era and environment we followed the characters into: whether that be the American plains of the Indians when the Europeans started to move in or the drawing rooms of the Ton in London.
The two main characters are drawn to each other from their first meeting and it was only ever going to be circumstances outside their control that would part them!
Our strong heroine and hero didn't let social conventions get in the way of their passion...and boy did they get steamy!
Tracy Cooper-Posey is a talented writer who captures my imagination and transports me to where-ever her characters have their unpredictable and delightful adventures!
This was a very satisfying finish to the Scandalous Scions series and I loved the glimpses of all the other family members included in this book.
I highly recommend reading all the books of the series in order, as I have.
Another great book to the Scion series. Each book has been a different adventure for different members of the family so I'm not surprised with this adventure. As the other books in the series, I enjoyed this one so much I had a hard time putting It down. Sorry to see the series end....but as they say "All Good Things Must End!"
Queen of hearts is the 13th and last book in the Scandalous Scions series. As this is a really big series it's almost if I didn't expect it to end... but, my goodness, this is really the last one! This is the story of Sadie and River. What I really like the most is that the author don't sugarcoat the story. Sadie has been in the States for 17 years and the coming back is harsh, but of course she's a tough woman. The plot is as always unexpected, it keeps you on your toes the whole book, and what and end! I also love to be able to encounter again with old characters and how they fare, that's something you don't usually have in other series, so thank you Tracy 😉
This is a series I'd absolutely recommend and one you can commit to from the beginning to end now that it's finished!